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The CPA and Other Finance Credentials

January 3, 2018

Does a CPA matter? What about a CMA? Or, the relatively new CCFO? Do any of them make you a better Finance Chief? That … is the age-old question and continuing debate. New year … same debate. See my 2010 … Continue reading

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3 Reasons NOT to use Resume Templates

November 19, 2017

Last week I saw comments by the CEO of Linkedin about the evolution of resumes. He is right that resumes are changing. Actually, they have been changing for a good 10 or so years with a clear focus on the … Continue reading

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The Challenging C-Level Job Search

November 16, 2017

It can take 9-12 months to find that next right-fitting position … are never words my prospective Finance Executive clients want to hear. However, setting up realistic expectations ultimately translates to less frustration and impatience during what can be a … Continue reading

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3 Keys for Navigating the Job Search Maze

October 16, 2017

Have you ever been, or even felt, utterly lost? A few years ago, 2011 to be exact, I was headed to Phil Campbell, Alabama to help following the E5 tornado that devastated that town. Having never been there before and … Continue reading

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Are We Losing the Ability to Right Write?

September 26, 2017

Yes, I did that intentionally, and it was incredibly painful to do so. But the question remains … are we? Which begs another question … does it matter? Many years ago, a 5th grade English teacher told me that she … Continue reading

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Are We Losing the Ability to Right Write?

September 26, 2017

Yes, I did that intentionally, and it was incredibly painful to do so. But the question remains … are we? Which begs another question … does it matter? Many years ago, a 5th grade English teacher told me that she … Continue reading

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5 Reasons to Hire a Resume Writer

September 3, 2017

Last week one of my colleagues wrote an article opining that no one should ever hire a resume writer. Rather, candidates should all enroll in her *paid* class so she can teach them how to write their own resume. It … Continue reading

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Four Reasons for an Extended Job Search

August 31, 2017

In a recent phone conversation with a prospective CFO client, he asked me how long a job search might take. It’s a firebomb question, and the truth can be discouraging. It might take 3 months, 6 months, or more than … Continue reading

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Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

August 28, 2017

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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Are You a CFO with the Goal of Being CEO?

August 28, 2017

I have thought for years that the Chief Financial Officer was a natural fit to step into the role of Chief Executive Officer, even before the expansion of the Finance Chief’s responsibilities. And while I still believe the facts support … Continue reading

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